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[audio]Podcast 4.4: Messages from the Gods - Apollo at Claros and Didyma - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss messages from the gods, or divination. One way in which the gods were thought to communicate with individuals, groups, and communities was through oracles such as those of Apollo at Claros and Didyma. This is part of series 4 (Honouring the Gods in the Roman Empire) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: apollo; oracles; greco-roman religion; roman empire; divination
Downloads: 12,310
[audio]Podcast 6.8: Phoenician Immigrant Associations, part 2 - Philip A. Harland
This episode continues the discussion of Syrian, Phoenician and Israelite (Samaritan) ethnic groups or immigrant associations, moving into the Roman imperial period. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: associations; roman empire; greco-roman religion; judeans; israelites
Downloads: 8,085
[audio]Podcast 6.9: Judean Immigrant Associations, part 1 - Philip A. Harland
This episode introduces Judean (Jewish) associations or synagogues in the Greek cities of the Roman empire and begins to consider evidence in Josephus' Judean Antiquities regarding the first century BCE. This sets the stage for other episodes on the archeological and epigraphic evidence regarding Judean immigrant groups in the Roman era. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: Jewish diaspora; judeans; roman empire; greco-roman religion; josephus; acculturation
Downloads: 7,536
[audio]Podcast 1.10: Paul's response to the Romans - Philip A. Harland
This episode considers Paul's response to the ethnic divisions that existed among groups of Jesus-followers at Rome. Here I discuss Paul's main arguments regarding the equally condemnable and equally save-able status of both Judeans and Greeks (or Gentiles), as well as Paul's view that "all Israel will be saved". This series is part of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast, connected with the blog of the same name at
Keywords: early Christianity; christian origins; bible; new testament; apostle paul; romans; greco-roman religion; ancient history; history
Downloads: 15,757
[audio]Podcast 4.5: Justice from the Gods in Lydia - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss the active role of the gods in punishing transgressors by focusing on indigenous practices in the region of Lydia, particularly the propitiation or confession inscriptions. This is part of series 4 (Honouring the Gods in the Roman Empire) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: confession inscriptions; propitiation; lydia; phrygia; roman empire; greco-roman religion; gods
Downloads: 12,050
[audio]Podcast 1.5: Paul and the followers of Jesus at Corinth, part 2 - Philip A. Harland
This fifth episode continues discussion of the situation at Corinth as reflected in chapters 6-15 of 1 Corinthians, dealing with problems that arose due to the socially superior position of some Corinthian Christians and the spiritually superior claims of others. This episode is part of series one ("Paul and his Communities") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; new testament; bible; 1 corinthians; christian origins; greco-roman religion; judaism
Downloads: 16,730
[audio]Podcast 4.3: Salvation from the Gods - Asklepios at Pergamon (Pergamum) - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss the way in which people in Roman times believed that gods saved them in their daily lives, focusing on the case of the healing sanctuary of Asklepios (Asclepius) at Pergamon (Pergamum). This is part of series 4 (Honouring the Gods in the Roman Empire) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: asklepios; asclepius; aesculapius; healing; roman empire; ancient religion; greco-roman religion; asclepieium; asklepieion; pergamum; asia minor
Downloads: 12,365
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